EURO BASKET 2017 - Group C: SPAIN

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Pau Gasol
Pau Gasol

BIO: In the latest nine EuroBasket the spanish team has obtained three wins, three second places, two third places and one fourth place in 2005. They can be easily considered as one of the favorite team to the gold medal; coach Scariolo wants to try to win for the fourth consecutive time (in 2013 the coach was Orenga) and he can rely on some players of the historic group as Navarro, Pau Gasol e Rodriguez in addition of others Nba players: Rubio, Marc Gasol and the emerging Abrines and the brothers Hernangomez – with the absence of Mirotic and Ibaka –.  To end the roster there are the Euroleague Mvp Sergio Llull and two heros of the beautiful season of Valencia, San Emeterio e Vives. Out for various reason Calderon, Fernandez, Claver e Reyes

QUALIFICATI: they are the defending champion after the win in 2015 in Lille, and they have also won the Olympic bronze in Rio de Janeiro

OCCHI SU: Pau Gasol; with 37 years it may be the ultimate participation of one of the best european players of the latest years; it seems impossible to imagine the same performance of Eurobasket 2015, where he dominated (25,6 points, 8,8 rebounds and 2,3 blocks, some decisive shots and the title of Mvp) but he is still the star of the team. Without the exaggerated athleticism that have caused to him some difficulties in the latest season in NBA, It seems to be legitimate to attend by him great and deciding plays, especially in the final phase in Istanbul

CALENDARIO: in Cluj Napoca: 01/09 vs Montenegro – 02/09 vs Czech Republic – 04/09 vs Romania – 05/09 vs Croatia – 07/09 vs Hungary